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Steve Bailey – NPN’s New COO

Posted: Thursday, September 15th, 2011 at 3:27 pm in News, Press Releases

Steve Bailey, NPN's New COO

The National Performance Network is proud to announce that Steve Bailey has been engaged as Chief Operating Officer, effective September 1, 2011.

Bailey, co-founder and producing director of Jump-Start Performance Co. in San Antonio, has a long relationship with NPN. Jump-Start joined NPN as a Partner in 1994, and Bailey was the board chair right after the critical transition period when NPN was becoming independent from Dance Theatre Workshop. Bailey says, “NPN is one of a very few national organizations that have a strong, consistent concern for artists. Those values really attracted me to work for NPN. They have created – and continue to modify – systems to create, produce and tour new work. I have great respect for its history, its leaders and its potential, and I’m excited to be joining a terrific staff team.”

Trained as a theatre director and lighting designer at Trinity University in San Antonio, while at Jump-Start Bailey directed 75 original productions seen across the U.S. and South America. He will continue his artistic connections with Jump-Start for the near future; he is co-directing the 2011 season opener and will continue his long-time work with Divadlo z Pasaze, a Slovak theatre company for mentally challenged people.

Bailey, 53, is widely recognized nationally as the face of Jump-Start, but he and the company have made a focused effort in the past few years to develop and share leadership across the organization. A new producing director for the company will be named mid-September.

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